Item description for Sutter's Cross by W. Dale Cramer...
Overview When a disheveled outcast wearing stolen clothes shows up at the church's annual spring picnic, the comfortable citizens of a southern Appalachian resort town find their placid, predictable existences challenged. Simultaneous.
Publishers Description Men and women of all ages will warm to Cramer's elegant prose and Southern charm. William Faulkner once insisted that great stories must capture the "old universal truths...love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice." Sutter's Cross delivers the truth in grand style. Sutter's Cross is a resort town in the southern Appalachians, where people live in comfortable homes, have comfortable portfolios, and wear comfortable clothes. They expect their lives, their weather, even their God, to be cooperative and predictable--until a stranger calling himself "Harley" shows up in the buffet line at the church's annual spring picnic looking like a wreck and wearing stolen jeans. Can God use an outcast to change a town?
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.52" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2003
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764227831 ISBN13 9780764227837
Availability 0 units.
More About W. Dale Cramer
W. Dale Cramer is a husband, father, electrician, and author of several published works of short fiction. He and his wife and two sons make their home in northern Georgia.
W. Dale Cramer currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sutter's Cross?
Moving, beautifully written Christian fiction May 1, 2006
Sutter's Cross by W. Dale Cramer is a lyrically crafted book. It's Cramer's debut novel, and it truly shines. Harley shows up in town at the church picnic lunch wearing another man's pants and quickly saves an elderly woman from choking. From this auspicious beginning, people in town quickly line up either for him or against him. At first I was concerned the book would be too similar to Joshua, but this book is entirely different and certainly stands on its own merits. Cramer does a wonderful job of characterization, although Orde seems a bit stereotypical. The stories of Web, Eddy & Marcus, and Jake & Harley come together with such a clash that even Web's change becomes believable. The scene of prayer in the church brought tears to my eyes, and the scene of Marcus with the fireflies stands as one of the best I've ever read in fiction: miraculous and moving. Cramer's story is all the more moving for not tying everything up with a neat bow at the end.
review Sutter's Cross Mar 21, 2006
Author seems very knowledgable of his subjects, have read two of his books and found them very interesting.
Have faith Mar 12, 2006
Great read from start to end. You would want to have Harley on your side. I have read "Bad Ground" first, but I like "Sutter's Cross" better.
Not sure what you are asking for. Sep 5, 2005
Received the book in exellent condition. Emjoyed reading the book very much.
More than I Expected Jun 20, 2005
I enjoyed Sutter's Cross because of the thought provoking events and actions of the characters in relation to each other and the story line. I would not have known about this book if not for it being a selection for our church book club. I found myself having to really push to get into the book - but I am so glad that I did. It was well worth the read - and I would recommend it highly to anyone wanting to read a book about life that is out of the ordinary. It is picturesque and entertaining.